This was an amazing show. Lee Ranaldo has all the creativity and spirit of freedom he has ever had. The general Sonic Youth 'beautiful noise' take on tonality was all there in full effect, with fellow SY alum Steve Shelley characteristically owning on drums. They played almost entirely from his newest album Between the Time and the Tides, and gave personal descriptions of the songs that added emotional context that helped in appreciating them. All this taken together with a small intimate venue made for a genuinely special music experience I'm still longing to revisit. I will definitely be back in the fall when he and Steve return to Columbus. They finished their encore with a great cover of Neil Young's Revolution Blues
In a nutshell he succesfully melted my brain so that it fused with my heart and now I can't tell the difference. I love that.
Sonic motherfucking Youth!